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Books I Read to Figure Out the Brain

When I started working on Head in the Game, I knew next to nothing about the real science of the brain. Biology and science were my least favorite subjects throughout school; I slept through the one biology class I was required to take in undergrad. So when it came to understanding the brain and how it worked—an important piece of understanding the mental engineering of the world’s greatest athletes, one would imagine—I was pretty clueless. …

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Deleting Twitter and Facebook

As a belated Christmas gift to myself I am deleting Facebook and Twitter from my phone for at least three weeks. Twenty-one days. The time it takes to break and build habits. Call it an experiment. Starts yesterday, Jan. 2. My goal: Make it 21 days without downloading the apps back onto my phone. My ultimate goal: Never download them back onto my phone again.   I started this experiment about three weeks ago when …

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The Strikeout

Hey folks, here’s something that got cut from the Urban Meyer story that I think you’ll like …    One of the players involved on that crucial fourth-down play—Urban doesn’t want to use his name, so let’s call him Bill—ended up suffering a great deal of emotional fallout. Urban urged Bill to visit the team psychologist, and Bill did, and they did more than that, too. They checked in with each other constantly, often with …

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You’re Not the Lone Wolf, Part 3

  Hi again. You doing well this week? Hope so. I’m good. Here is Part 3 of the You’re Not the Lone Wolf series, a collection of notes and emails people have sent me after reading my Urban Meyer story for B/R Mag at Bleacher Report, “I’m Not the Lone Wolf.” James says: Thank you for telling the Urban story. More than you can imagine have similar issues. Hopefully I will take the lesson learned …

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You’re Not The Lone Wolf, Part 2

Hi again, everyone. How are you? I am well. Last week, I posted “You’re Not the Lone Wolf, Part 1,” sharing notes from people happy to hear Urban Meyer say he’s not the lone wolf when it comes to mental health problems, because that showed them that they are not lone wolves, either. So let’s jump right into Part 2. Bob says: Thank you to Urban Meyer for a generously candid look into his mental and spiritual …

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You’re Not the Lone Wolf, Part 1

  The reaction to “I’m Not The Lone Wolf,” my B/R Mag story about Urban Meyer and his struggles with mental health has been overwhelming. I hoped, maybe even expected, that the story would touch a nerve with some folks. I had no idea it would reach as far as it did. I’ve received emails, messages, and phone calls from people all over the world telling me that Urban’s story hit them right in the heart. I …

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‘I’m Not The Lone Wolf’

  My story about Urban Meyer and his struggle with mental health is out now at B/R Mag, the new magazine by Bleacher Report. I’ll post some stories and other notes that didn’t make the final cut over the next week or two. I’ll also share the story of how the interview came to happen. In short, I kind of bared my soul, and thankfully, that didn’t freak Urban out. For now, though, enjoy the …

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